We aim to inspire children’s curiosity about the world and the people who live in it, and to encourage a desire for discovery and questioning. We want children to understand the links between the physical geography of places and how this impacts on the lives of the people who live there.
Children are given opportunities to become geographers through a wide range of activities which are supported by visits to local surroundings, landmarks and places of interest. Lessons aim to improve children’s geographical knowledge and understanding whilst also encouraging geographical enquiry and skills development. Natural links to other curriculum areas are incorporated into learning to ensure high levels of motivation and interest from the children as they develop as geographers.
Our intent is to ensure that all pupils:
- develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
- understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
- are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.